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Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia

Via Veglia 2 | 7500 St. Moritz, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
+41 81 837 28 00
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (33 reviews)
“truffles” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Veglia 2 | 7500 St. Moritz, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

A good place to have dinner in St Moritz without paying an extremely high bill. Good things: good pizza (overpriced for being just pizza, but not expensive for St. Moritz's average level), nice crowd, cozy restaurant and valet service. Bad things: although I had a...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Romantic chalet swiss food restaurant. Cozy but beautiful.excellent food and service. Marvalois Swiss experience! Highly recommended for a special Swiss experience!

Thank bduckk
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Very old world charm with top quality food and the very best service. Always look forward to a visit.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We were invited to dine in the upstairs part of Chesa Veglia. What a little gem this was. Outstanding service and the food was delicious. Service was amazing and we felt like we were treated like kings. The middle part of the restaurant is dedicated...More

Thank Dina H
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The place is a almost 100 years old, I went long ago as little boy in 1957, the days when the Palace Hotel still had a Bowling alley downstairs, and short Disney movies projected in the Embassy for us kids in the afternoon. 60 years...More

1  Thank HeiniHHH
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Nice restaurant with very friendly staff, good food, very well located in the center of St. Moritz. Just the right place for a dinner with friend or couples.

Thank hasselmc
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Excellent restaurant ... Best we visited in 2 weeks in Switzerland ..... Swiss Old world wooden decor inside... Exceptional service with super-attentive wait staff.... Food was superb ...from Swiss air dried beef appetizer ... Recommend dishes engadin style - veal and lamb perfectly prepared with...More

Thank PVTraveler01
Reviewed 5 February 2016

There is no way being in Sankt Moritz and not going to Chesa Veglia, either to the "Pizzeria "Heuboden", the "Grill Chadafó" with French cuisine and "die Patrizier Stuben" with swiss and international specialities. All three are equally famous for celebs, party, fun AND their...More

Thank Sabine H
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Pricey, good Swiss food and attentive staff. A St Moritz institution. Classy restaurant with upmarket clientele. Not one to book if you are on a budget but we had a enjoyable evening. A local menu of tasty dishes. We had soup followed by veal. Pancakes...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We went to the Stuben as recommended by our butler at Badrutt's Palace Hotel. The service was the best part of the dinner, very attentive. The food was average, my husband ordered the lamb and accepted the mint sauce which was a sugar syrup with...More

Thank Trish_y_8
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 308
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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12:00 - 23:30
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12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Veglia 2 | 7500 St. Moritz, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Graubunden  >  Engadin St. Moritz  >  St. Moritz
  • Phone Number: +41 81 837 28 00
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The warm cosiness of old wood, the refined atmosphere that makes St. Moritz the epitome of Alpine charm, and authentic dishes that will dazzle even the most jaded foodie: a meal at ›Chesa Veglia‹ is a truly unique experience, an absolute must-do while holidaying in Engadin, and a feast for all the senses.

›Chesa Veglia‹ is Romansh for »old house«, but this time-honoured restaurant is actually much more than that. A historic farmhouse in the pulsing heart of St. Moritz, this beautiful building is as rich in atmosphere as it’s in history. It’s quite impossible to walk through its door without being instantly beguiled by its allure, be it the infectious laughter coming from the bar and the sound of bartenders mixing cocktails, the welcoming Alpine scents of ancient pine and the look and friendly feel of the wooden furnishings and vintage cutlery, or the sense of luxury permeating the air. The ingredients for a perfect night are all there, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

In 1936, ›Chesa Veglia‹ was transformed by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel into an avant-garde meeting place for budding epicureans, the forefathers of today’s foodies. Since then, its irresistible atmosphere has attracted locals as well as tourists, not to mention VIPs such as Elizabeth Taylor and her entourage. To this day, ›Chesa Veglia‹ is popular with the young, hip jet-set crowd fond of holidaying in St. Moritz, not just because of its unique ambience, but also thanks to its excellent food.

When it comes to food, it’s hard, if not impossible, to beat the incredible variety offered at ›Chesa Veglia‹. The establishment boasts three different restaurants and two bars, all unique and resplendent in their own way, guaranteeing that everyone’ll find just what they’re looking for.

Take the ‹Patrizier Stuben› for instance, stunning and elegant with its rustic Engadin decor: prepare to enjoy revisiting regional favourites, concocted by a chef who ensures that the fresh local ingredients used fulfil their potential and more. Traditional dishes with an incredible new spin grace the menu, side by side with other favourites such as caviar, foie gras and vegetarian specialities.

The ›Pizzeria Heuboden‹, meanwhile, is all about Italian cuisine and, more specifically, pizza plays the starring role, as you might expect, prepared authentically in a wood-fired oven. If the idea of ordering pizza in the heart of the Alps doesn’t appeal to you, think again: here, you’ll bite into a crust that will definitely make a lasting impression. Most decadent of them all is the famous »Dama Bianca«, a white grande dame of a pizza, prepared with tasty taleggio, delicate buffalo mozzarella, pungent Parmesan and topped with generous shavings of truffle.

At ›Grill Chadafo‹, open only during the winter season, delicious grill specialities await: the roasted Bresse chicken with rosemary is the restaurant’s signature dish and leaves even the most exhausted epicure lost for words.

And while ›Chesa Veglia‹ is famous chiefly for its food, there’s yet one more reason to pay it a visit. Before or after dining, two bars – the ›Polo Bar‹ all year round and ›Bar Carigiet‹ in the winter – invite guests to unwind, relax and enjoy an aperitif, a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine. This is where memories are made, where guests soak up the incredible atmosphere and interior and linger for a little more fun before returning to the peace and quiet of their rooms in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.